Kazum presents:

PENI CANDRA RINI & ADE SUHARTO: ONTOSOROH :: MUSIC AND DANCE :: EUROPALIA INDONESIA FESTIVAL

King's Place, London, GB

£17.50-£20
Entry Requirements: none
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Ontosoroh’ is an evocative collaborative music and dance project between Peni Candra Rini (vocalist / composer), Melbourne-based Ade Suharto (dancer/choreographer) and musicians from Surakarta, Central Java in Indonesia.

Peni combines traditional and contemporary vocal techniques, such as classical Javanese songs, tembang, which she has written in both poetic and colloquial Javanese language, as well as experimental and exploratory vocals. Ade draws from the vocabulary of classical Javanese and other dance styles to shape the narrative flow of the work.

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The work is inspired by the character Nyai Ontosoroh from the novel This Earth of Mankind by Pramoedya Ananta Toer, Indonesia’s most celebrated author. Ontosoroh represents the emergence of radical new voices in Indonesian culture, voices that paved the way for Indonesia’s developing nationalism and subsequent independence. As women living and working more than a century since the days of Ontosoroh, Peni and Ade’s collaboration interprets the most inspiring woman in the post-reformation world of Indonesian literature through a contemporary lens.

Produced by Kazum and King's Place.

Supported by Arts Council England.